Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that U.S. Army Captain Adam Sperry of Lake Placid, N.Y., has been selected to serve in her Washington office as a military fellow for 2016. Captain Sperry begins in Congresswoman Stefanik’s office this week.

“I am very excited to announce that Captain Adam Sperry of Lake Placid will be helping to serve New York’s 21st district as our 2016 Military fellow,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and the proud Representative for the Fort Drum community, I know Adam’s service, skill and knowledge will benefit our office greatly and am proud to have him on our team.”

“I am honored to have the chance to work on behalf of my hometown of Lake Placid and the entire North Country community in Congresswoman Stefanik’s office,” said Captain Sperry. “I look forward to doing everything I can to help Congresswoman Stefanik serve the Fort Drum community on the House Armed Services Committee.”

Captain Adam Sperry attended Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid, New York. Captain Sperry received his Bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he was enrolled in the ROTC program. After graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Military Intelligence. He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and is currently promotable to Major.

The U.S. Army Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly competitive program that includes a Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs at George Washington University and a full year of service in the United States Congress to provide an understanding of the complexities of Congress and connection to the future significance of the Army.